Frank Lampard is expected to be out for the next three to four weeks due to a calf strain.

The former Chelsea midfielder got injured in the 42nd minute during their 2-2 MLS draw with Dallas on Sunday 18th of September.

The New York City veteran midfielder, Frank Lampard has been in a healthy form for the club this season, scoring 12 impactful goals and registering an important assist in 18 appearances with 13 starts.

The 38-year old joined them at Stanford Bridge from West Ham United on a £16m deal in 2001 where he scored the highest number of goals of his career, 147 goals in 429 appearances.

From his feature, he was ever-present in the former team, Chelsea first eleven as he made 164 consecutive Premier League appearances, a record for an outfield player. He became the highest paid footballer in English Premier League in 2008 when he signed a new contract with the Blues.

The three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, left Stamford Bridge in 2014 after he was released by Chelsea to join New York City FC in United States Of America on free transfer and was loaned back to Manchester City in England, where he was able to net six goals in his 32 appearances before returning to New York City FC in June 2015.

In his international duty, Lampard has capped 106 times by England since his debut in October 1999, and netted 29 international goals. He was voted England Player of the Year for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005.

New York City are third in the Eastern Conference having left four games of the regular season. Patrick Vieira's men are level on points with first-placed New York Red Bulls and are to take on DC United on Sunday 16th.